Instructions to Complete a Plea Bargain by Mail
YOU MUST PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND OBTAIN A COURT DATE BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM!
Please follow this procedure if you wish to try to work out a traffic ticket with a plea bargain without having to make a personal appearance in court. This procedure DOES NOT apply to tickets for misdemeanors, driving while impaired, passing a school bus, leaving the scene, speeds more than 40 mph over the speed limit or speeds of more than 96 mph. This procedure is only handled through the mail. We do not accept applications by facsimile or email. We do not accept telephone calls regarding traffic tickets. This process may take several weeks to complete, and you must be prompt in following up with this office and with the Court, or you may risk suspension of your driving privileges.
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED ONLY IF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE COMPLETED:
- Complete Section 1 of the Application and sign it. You may, on a separate page or pages, add any additional information or copies of documentation that you believe is in your favor.
- Provide this office the following FOUR items: a copy of the Notice of Conference you received from the Court, a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your Driving Abstract (you may obtain this from the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State where you are licensed), and a self-addressed postage paid envelope.
Once your Application is complete, the Town Prosecutor’s office will review it, and complete Section 2 of the Application by inserting a disposition of any proposed reduced charge. The Application will then be returned to you in the self-addressed postage paid envelope you provided.
If you accept the disposition offered, the Defendant must date and sign Section 3 of the Application. The original application must then be mailed directly to the Town of Thompson Court together with a self-addressed postage paid envelope. If the Court accepts the disposition, and your plea of guilty, it will contact you with a written notice of the fine and/or mandatory state surcharge imposed.
If you do not wish to accept the disposition offered, or if no disposition is offered, notify the Court in writing. The Court will then schedule a date for your trial.
If you hire an attorney, and your attorney has provided the Court and this office with the necessary documentation, your attorney may complete this form on your behalf.
Paula Elaine Kay, Esq.
Town of Thompson Prosecutor
4052 State Route 42 North
Monticello, New York 12701